TV Ratings Thursday: 'Hell's Kitchen' Finale Rises, 'Big Brother' & 'Motive' Flat, 'Hollywood Game Night' Up

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July 26th, 2013

Hell's Kitchen Winner

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.7/6 1.4/5 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.9/8 1.2/5 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.428 6.283 3.656 4.686 3.521 0.772


FOX was number 1 in adults 18-49, while CBS  won with Total Viewers.

On FOX, the two hour season finale of Hell’s Kitchen garnered a 2.2 up 5 percent from last week's 2.1 18-49 rating, but down 12 percent from last year's season finale on Monday, September 10, 2012.

On CBS, Big Brother matched last week's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, The Winner Is... scored a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week, and tying its series low. Hollywood Game Night notched a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Wipeout tied its series low with a 1.0 down 9 percent from  last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Motive matched last week's series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 25, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Hell's Kitchen (8-10PM) - Season Finale 2.2/7 5.43
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.9/7 7.99
ABC Wipeout 1.0/4 3.82
NBC The Winner Is… - R 0.6/2 2.93
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.85
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.7/6 6.73
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.4/8 6.83
NBC The Winner Is… 0.9/3 3.78
ABC Motive 0.8/3 4.66
CW Beauty and the Beast - R 0.2/1 0.70
10:00 NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.3/4 3.85
ABC Rookie Blue 1.1/3 5.58
CBS Elementary - R 1.0/3 4.69


In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.




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  • rob60990

    Hollywood Game Night easily beats Camp!

  • mathew

    I watch both camp and hollywood game night. they both do ok

  • Andy

    Great night for CBS till 10…

  • PurpleDrazi

    Yay! Motive went up!

  • Andy

    Wipeout used to be huge. ABC really killed that franchise.

  • John A

    Great night for CBS and Fox.

  • rob60990

    I doubt Motive and Wipeout had the same exact viewers since Motive skews older. Berman has different demo and viewers for it.

  • Oliver

    Looks like Hollywood Game Night will be coming back next year. Hopefully NBC will schedule it better next time around.

  • dennis

    @rob60990 your opinion is invalid, as all you watch is abcFAM crap :D

  • TimsDale4ever

    I thing HGN fell from last Thursday somewhat. The show is so much fun — hope it sticks around for a long time.

  • BigBrotherFan

    It sucks to see ROOKIE BLUE going so low. I like the cast changes and I think they made the right call getting rid of Diaz. His story could of continued but I for one wasn’t really interested, either. I wonder why they kept his older squad buddy, too? He offers just as little. I hope ABC gives it another go.

    Nice to see BIG BROTHER doing well. I’m pretty sure with all the crap surrounding Aaaryn and her *SPOILER* hoh win will help get it over the 2.5 mark next week.

    Motive needs a major retool and we all know why. Keep the lead DUMP the rest but at this point it’s too late.


    Big brother is such a summer staple. It’s going up in ratings since its premiere. It’s starting to get good. CBS will renew it for a few more years. It’s cheap and it always does well as summer show. Solid for CBS.

  • Babar

    @ PurpleDrazi
    No, it didn’t.

  • PurpleDrazi


    That’s what I get for posting so quickly. They must have updated the numbers because at first it said Motive went up. Oh well…at least it didn’t go down.

  • CS’ Revenge

    Nice numbers again for BB again but they always got to get rid of the best eye candy in the house early in the competition, as Kaitlin is the best eye candy for this season.

    Rookie Blue has done very well this season and his been real consistent but this is the first time this season it really grew week-to-week. ABC is lucky to have the show every summer. Even though Motive is under a 1 in the demo its been real consistent surprisingly in viewership, I see it coming back next season for ABC as long as the Canadian network keeps it going.

    Hollywood Game Night has been real consistent as well with a low lead-in but as I said before the show could’ve benefited had it aired new episodes twice a week. They should’ve ran another new episode either on Tuesdays at 8pm or behind AGT Results on Wednesdays at 10pm.

    Good numbers for Hell’s Kitchen’s season finale on FOX.

  • SS

    @Rob – I watch both Wipeout and Motive. They make perfect summer shows for me – I like them better than reruns and the other new shows that are on other channels. I’ve never got into Rookie Blue though and don’t bother trying at this point; just not my cup of tea at the moment.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    First time watching HGN (online no commercials) & Saturday Night Reunion was a lot of fun. The games themselves, weren’t typical trivia games, a good thing. However, the must fun I had was watching celebs act just like regular people when playing the game. Which includes some banter added in, that Jane was allowing, b/c that was fun as well.

    I read here, that at least for the premiere, that some celebs weren’t really involved or really interested in being there. Well, for this night, all the players were having fun, or at least trying to.

  • ENTPgal

    @CS’ Revenge

    Rookie Blue has already been renewed. It was renewed four episodes into the season.

  • betty

    Motive 0.8 vs Mistresses 1.2. cancel Motive.renew Mistresses!!

  • Andrew

    I’m guessing by the picture that’s the winner of Hell’s Kitchen. Thanks for spoiling it for those of us who hadn’t seen the episode yet. Well, if that’s the case I’m glad it was her and not the other one.

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